Khalid M’touq (Syria) - brief version
Khalil Ma’touq is a human rights lawyer; he disappeared - along with his friend Mohammed Thatha - on 2 October 2012. Amnesty International considers Khalil Ma’touq a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for his peaceful human rights-related activities.
For Khalil this detention is particularly dangerous as he suffers from advanced lung disease caused by a chronic inflammatory condition, which has resulted in him having severe breathing difficulties. He takes regular medication and, according to his family, must be under constant medical supervision. According to what his family and friends have been told, his health has gravely deteriorated during his detention.